250 hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least: 100 hours in powered aircraft, of which 50 hours must be in airplanes. 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time, which includes at least: 50 hours in airplanes 50 hours in cross-country flight of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes.
20 hours of training that includes at least 10 hours of instrument training using a view-limiting device of which 5 hours of the instrument training must be in a single engine airplane 10 hours of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and a controllable pitch propellor, or is turbine-powered One 2-hour cross country flight in a single engine airplane in daytime conditions that consists of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nautical miles from the original point of departure One 2-hour cross country flight in a single engine airplane in nighttime conditions that consists of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nautical miles from the original point of departure 3 hours in a single-engine airplane with an authorized instructor in preparation for the practical test within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test.
10 hours of solo flight time One cross-country flight of not less than 300 nautical miles total distance, with landings at a minimum of three points, one of which is a straight-line distance of at least 250 nautical miles from the original departure point. 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings at an airport with an operating control tower.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford